Erica's love for cooking started at the tender age of 9 years old. She got her inspiration as a young girl from a red and white checkered cookbook titled Good Housekeeping offered to her by her grandmother. From the time she was given the cookbook, Erica immediately started experimenting with recipes, which soon blossomed into meals for her family. Erica went on to attend Clark Atlanta University and earned a degree in Business Administration.
She landed her first job at Target as an Executive Team Leader. Even at Target, she won food contest amongst her peers. It wasn't until years later that Erica entered a cooking contest with Lea & Perrins and Foodnetwork.com, that she really started to craft for making amazing dishes seriously.
Erica ultimately became the grand prize winner of that contest. But it wasn't until she was making breakfast for her husband one weekend morning that she realized that something was missing from the grocery aisle, good breakfast. Erica left the store an entrepreneur and started Southern Culture Artisan Foods. Erica's mission was to totally re-invent breakfast. She wanted to make food that was great tasting and clean to eat. She started with pancakes, the kind that were light and airy, then decided to have fun with flavors like Vanilla and Bourbon Salted Pecan and Banana Pudding. Erica thought, "these are delicious, but what will people think?" So she asked neighbors, friends, and family to try them and they loved them. With the official stamp of approval, Erica placed the products for sale April 2012 and the rest is history. So now we are all on a mission to save people from drab, boring breakfast and give them life with carefully hand-crafted batches of goodness. Everything we craft is hand made, all-natural and contains no genetically modified ingredients. Finally, we can eat a breakfast we are proud of.
About Our Products
It is important to us that we demonstrate our passion for using great ingredients. Pure ingredients aren't just healthy; they simply taste good. We decided the best way to showcase great ingredients was to get non-GMO project verified. We have a pure supply chain and it's verified by a third party;there are no chemicals in these artisan creations.
When we decided to to rebuild the breakfast experience, we made a executive decision to leave out the powdered dairy. Why? Because everyone should be able to enjoy our mixes.
We make everything carefully by hand. That is the Southern Culture way. No machine could churn out something this good.
We have great people on our team that understand the mission and take pride in every batch they produce. When you take home our product you are taking home a part of us and the passion we put in every single small batch we produce.